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2021 Dec 24

J Ethnopharmacol

Anti-varicella zoster virus and related anti-inflammation effects of ethanolic extract of Elaeocarpus sylvestris.


Cho S M, Park D W, Lee Y-G, Jeong Y J, Jeon H, Seo Y-J, Kim H, Kang S C
J Ethnopharmacol. 2021 Dec 24:114951.
PMID: 34958877.


Elaeocarpus sylvestris var. ellipticus (ES), a plant that grows in Taiwan, Japan, and Jeju Island in Korea. ES root bark, known as "sanduyoung," has long been used in traditional oriental medicine. ES is also traditionally used to treat anxiety, asthma, arthritis, stress, depression, palpitation, nerve pain, epilepsy, migraine, hypertension, liver diseases, diabetes, and malaria. However, lack of efficacy and mechanism studies on ES.